As we approach the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (8 March 2011), we want to put a spotlight on the "Women Deliver 100: the most inspiring individuals delivering for women." Thanks to all your suggetions, and nominations from experts around the globe, the Women Deliver 100 have been selected. Please check back on March 2, 2011 when we will officially release the names of all the amazing and inspiring individuals who are delivering for women.
About the list: The Women Deliver 100 list will be released with the goal of putting a spotlight on the visionaries – men and women, young and old – who are working to improve the lives of girls and women through education, health, economics, human rights, political leadership or otherwise. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, we want to applaud the work of both major leaders on women’s issues and on-the-ground individuals and advocates who have not yet received much global recognition for their work.
About International Women's Day: International Women's Day (IWD) was first declared in 1910 with the first IWD event held in 1911. This year marks 100 years of International Women's Day having been celebrated around the world. The International Women's Day Centenary should make the women of past proud, the women of current inspired, and the women of the future envisioned. Women have made great strides in equality yet there is still a great deal to be achieved on many fronts, especially in improving maternal health around the world. Women deliver enormous social and economic benefits for their families, communities, and nation, yet too many women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth every day. What we believe: Invest in women -- it pays!
We are no longer accepting suggestions or nominations, but please visit the Women Deliver website on 2 March 2011 to read about the honorees and their amazing work.